Depending on the Nanodegree program you're enrolled in, you might need AWS credits to pass one or more projects. Amazon has changed its process in providing AWS credits, so we'll try our best to differentiate the accounts for you.
You will need only an AWS regular account if you're enrolled in the following Nanodegree programs:
- AWS Cloud Architect
- Cloud DevOps Engineer
- Cloud Developer
- Data Engineer
- Deep Learning
- Machine Learning Engineer
If this applies to you, then you will only need the regular AWS account and won't need the AWS Starter account. For instructions on how to create this account, please refer here
However, you will need a promo code from us so you can apply it to your account. To request a promo code, you can submit a support ticket here. Choose Other >> External Tools under Reason for Contact, and then choose AWS under External Tools. Please also note that AWS will ask you for a credit card, but you will not be charged unless you go over the credits we provide.